|"64 x 80"
Here is a shot of the back. I made the strip in the centre from scraps of the front. So nice to be able to finally take a photo on the back deck.
Here are a few closeups of the quilting.
For a needle, I used my favourite, Superior Titanium 80/12 topstitch needle.( I actually use a topstitch needle for all my sewing) The quilting went along like a dream. Although, my shoulder is very sore that past few days from intense quilting. Note to self...take more breaks!
I experiment with different threads and needles a lot, but I find this combo works very well for me when quilting larger quilts. I trust that it will be problem-free so I can get the job done and be happy with my results.
This is my personal preference only. I think experimenting is essential for quilters and the best way to find out how different thread weights and needle sizes work. There is such a lot to know.
And..the label. I love this part of quilting. It's like sending a piece of me off into the world (corny, I know)
I also wanted to show you a lovely strippy quilt that my QuiltySister in Qatar made. She was really inspired to get some quilting done after her visit here not long ago. All machine quilted and bound!
|Jelly Roll Race quilt
Hope you have a quilty day! I am!